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Old 10-13-2015, 10:37 AM   #1
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Richmond , Virginia
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How much did you spend on your restoration?

I didn't need to do a full monty - mine was in great shape, but with all new axles, tires, wheels, tires, AC, heater, water, upholstery, etc,

I've just added up my materials costs to be about at $11,750. I had all my shipping receipts go through my email, and all the purchases for the most part put on one card so I could keep track. That's not including my purchase price, nor the tools I already owned. Definitely doesn't include my labor.

How about you?


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Old 10-13-2015, 11:17 AM   #2
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1975 27' Overlander
Mission , Texas
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How much did you spend on your restoration?

Our new to us 75 Overlander 27' came with a newer hot water heater, fridge, and charger; the furnace and AC were okay and I couldn't find any floor rot. However it needed new plumbing, and many minor repairs due to neglect and/or poor workmanship. It also needed tires and axles.
Total for materials - $4,000.
With me doing the work, we have less in it than if we had bought a new and smaller plain white box.

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Old 10-13-2015, 11:28 AM   #3
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1964 17' Bambi II
Clear Lake Shores , Texas
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6 month restoration of 1964 Bambi II cost about $12,000 and included:
New aluminum LP tanks, lines and regulator
New axle, wheels, tires (inlcuding spare)
PEX plumbing
New battery and converter
New flooring
New countertop
New cushions for dinette and gaucho
LED interior and taillights
New window glazing
New water heater

Labor not included (except polishing)
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Old 10-13-2015, 11:31 AM   #4
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1955 22' Flying Cloud
1964 17' Bambi II
Clear Lake Shores , Texas
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Current restoration of 1955 Flying Cloud cost about $6000 and included:
New fridge
New water heater
New flooring
New tires
New mattress
PEX plumbing
New countertop/backsplash
New toilet, showerhead, bathroom sink, kitchen sink and faucets
Added Gray and Black tanks
New split system AC/heat pump
New belly pan
Birch paneling on end caps/walls
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:23 AM   #5
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2001 27' Safari
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Renovation Expenditures

We recently updated a 2001, 25' Safari. It was in great shape but very outdated and a bit rusty from sitting idle for years.
Removed & replaced sofa, kitchen counter, bathroom counter and sinks. Painted entire interior, installed new flooring and window coverings. Replaced all tires and installed a new power jack. Total expenditures right down to the pots & pans and throw pillows was about $11,000. that does not count purchase price which was $18,000.00
We now have our "Bayside Betty" and she is beautiful!
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Old 10-14-2015, 11:38 AM   #6
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Palmer Lake , Colorado
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Every time I start to add it up I chicken out. I figure that as long as we love it, use it, and enjoy it the cost was worth every penny. It is a fact that you can buy a lot of hotel room nights for the cost of a partial or full restore. This fact is one which people remind me of each year. But then again every time I hear about someone trying to have a campfire in their hotel room it just doesn't seem to work out very well for them nor the hotel ....

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